Royal Palace of Aranjuez

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Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Native name
Spanish: Palacio Real de Aranjuez
Location Aranjuez, Spain
Coordinates 40°02′10″N 3°36′29″W / 40.03613°N 3.608004°W / 40.03613; -3.608004Coordinates: 40°02′10″N 3°36′29″W / 40.03613°N 3.608004°W / 40.03613; -3.608004
Architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, Juan de Herrera
Official name: Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Designated 2001 (25th session)
Reference No. 1044
State Party  Spain
Region Europe and North America
Official name: Palacio Real de Aranjuez
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1931[1]
Reference No. RI-51-0001063
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The Royal Palace of Aranjuez (Spanish: Palacio Real de Aranjuez) is one of the places the King of Spain lives. It is located in the town of Aranjuez, Community of Madrid, Spain. The palace is open to the public as one of the Spanish royal sites.

It was originally the site of a medieval hunting lodge.[2] Philip II built it as a modest summer palace.[3] The palace was designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera who also designed El Escorial. Later kings kept adding to it.[3] It was completed during the reign of Ferdinand VI in the mid-18th century. Charles III added two wings to it. By that time the palace had over 300 rooms.[3]

The Royal Palace of Aranjuez was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Database of protected buildings (movable and non-movable) of the Ministry of Culture of Spain. (Spanish)
  2. Josephine Quintero; Mary-Ann Gallagher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain (London: DK Pub., 2011), p. 333
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Anthony Ham, Lonely Planet Madrid (Footscray, Vic.; London: Lonely Planet, 2010), p. 246
  4. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 

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